Art doesn’t have to be expensive. — Judith Selkowitz, Art Adviser Al, a painter I know, asked me yesterday about the size of my works. He's friend to another artist who is enjoying commercial success with large abstract paintings, which he sells to interior decorators. Al wondered...

  The whole aim of civilization: to make everything a source of enjoyment. — Leo Tolstoy   Singapore-based Wealth-X asked over 2,000 people, Why buy original works of art? How do you think they answered? Nearly two-thirds (62%) said "my enjoyment." Pleasure—what the researchers termed the "emotional return on investment"—represents collectors'...

After spending decades chasing clients in Our Nation's Capital, my wife and I at last have narrowed our choices of a new place to call home and settled on the Brandywine Valley. We're both delighted. It's inspiring to live here. You'd have to look long and hard...

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. — Deepak Chopra Still life derives from the 17th century Dutch word stilleven, a collective name for paintings depicting objects like fruit, flowers, food, and everyday household items. Still-life paintings are magical, I believe, because...

What is the popular conception of the artist? Gather a thousand descriptions, and the resulting composite is the portrait of a moron. — Mark Rothko Artists in general get a bad rap. The only profession held in lower regard may be Congressman. Mark Rothko believed the fault lies with...

A new study by University College London finds adults live longer when they go to art museums, fairs, and galleries. Researchers tracked 7,000 adults 50+ over a 14-year period. They found that men and women who took in art at least once a year enjoyed a 14%...

We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.                                                                ...

  Perfectionism is the enemy of creation.                                                                                ...

Vita brevis, ars longa.                                                                                    ...

  It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become difficult.                                                                ...